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15 Jan 2009
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Political governance and corporate governance

Essay - 15 pages - Management

The 20th century was viewed as the age of management; the early 21st century is predicted to be more focused on governance. There is a distinction between politics and governance, where the former is regarded as cooperation between people with different points of view in order to improve the...

15 Jan 2009
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Taylor and scientific management

Essay - 10 pages - Management

Even if Taylor's main researches date from the end of the XIXth century, these still exert an important influence on nowadays' industries, such as the car industry. Indeed, Taylor's works remain an important basis in the organizational structure of many fields of activities. Obviously, many...

15 Jan 2009
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Management of a terroir company: The example of the Burgundian cheese producer Berthaut

Essay - 15 pages - Management

The Fromagerie Berthaut is one of the four AOC Epoisses producers. It is located in Côte d'Or, in Burgundy. Since 1956, this cheese dairy has produced the “Epoisses”, a terroir soft dough cheese made with raw milk. Over the last ten years, the company's sales have regularly increased in...

15 Jan 2009
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A number of assumptions are typically made on preferences to give so-called "well-behaved indifference curves"

Essay - 5 pages - Management

The consumer choice theory aims, among other things, at modeling preferences that will guide the consumer in his choices. To do this, an assumption will be made: the consumer is able to rank any two consumption bundles as to their desirability, that is, the consumer is aware of his own tastes and...

15 Jan 2009
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An analysis of the structure of the Canadian retail industry - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 9 pages - Management

A common theme of the Canadian retail industry is that it is evolving at a rapid pace. External factors, such as the growth in the relative purchasing power of the Canadian dollar; increasing competition from discount rivals such as Wal-Mart; shifting consumer trends; and the emergence of the...

15 Jan 2009
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Impacts of RFID on the supply chain

Essay - 6 pages - Management

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technologies) has become very popular and is considered as a major advanced in supply chain management. In fact, RFID is the fastest growing segment of the automatic data capture and identification market. RFID is a technique for electronic labeling and...

15 Jan 2009
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"Corporate virtue" strategies are more likely to cause "good governance" than stricter "compliance and control" regimes

Essay - 4 pages - Management

What is “good corporate governance”? And how an enterprise can achieve to have it? A number of writers and researchers gave their contribution to this subject. Nevertheless, some disagreements and conflicting points of view appeared among them. Indeed, some suggested that corporate...

13 Jan 2009
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The New organisation of Auchan France

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Most of the biggest French firms are doing new organisations in order to save operating cost. It is directly linked with the fact that the growth of yearly turnover is very low (less than 2%). Indeed, there is a structural decline of the purchasing power. The companies have to find solutions to...

13 Jan 2009
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Work Motivation: Review of the literature

Tutorials/exercises - 19 pages - Management

Work motivation has been an important component of industrial and organizational psychology since the 1930s (Donovan, 2001:55) and continues to play an important role in organizational research (Büssing, 2001:372). The amount of research on motivation has varied through time. During the 1930s and...

12 Jan 2009
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Discuss the role of classification, measurement and inscription in techniques of recruitment and selection

Thesis - 4 pages - Management

Recruitment and selection in organizations have not always played a significant role. Indeed, some firms had no Human resources department twenty years ago. This fad for human resources management depends on many factors, either external ones or internal ones. Mr Beaumont in 1993 tried to...

09 Jan 2009
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L'Oréal management profile

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

L'Oreal is a French company, worldwide leader in cosmetics, based in Paris. The company was founded in 1907, since then, experience and knowledge in the making and the selling of cosmetics have enriched and passed on from generation to generation. L'Oreal is a very big company which owns...

09 Jan 2009
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Strategic management: Apple

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Apple was created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the Jobs family garage, California. They launched the Apple II in 1977, their first big success: the computer which has created the personal computing market. Then in 1980, the firm was introduced to the stock exchange. The Macintosh was...

09 Jan 2009
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Evolution of success in the Japanese automotive industry

Essay - 8 pages - Management

“The work of helping Toyota grow and of helping Toyota's people realize their ambitions has for me been a kind of mission. Yet I also realize that a corporation is just one part of society, that Japan is just one society in the world, and that the pursuit of only Toyota's interests would be...

04 Nov 2008
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Communication in management

Essay - 9 pages - Management

The main goal in any business is to first learn how to make a profit, then finding out how to maximize earnings. When speaking in terms of profit maximization, the output of the firm must also be at its highest point. Generally when output is at its highest point, it's because...

04 Nov 2008
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Athletic management: Athletic Director interview

Essay - 5 pages - Management

The job of a Parks and Recreation Director for a specific community has many different aspects, the most important being incredibly versatile and able to handle many distinctive tasks. This position performs a variety of tasks that include, but are not limited to, general recreation...

06 Oct 2008
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Corporate responsibility in the Automotive Industry

Essay - 4 pages - Management

Organizations work for the consumers and claim that they are the ones who make it possible for the generation of goods and social benefits. On the other hand consumers are of the opinion that organizations exist because of consumer endorsement. Organizations would not be possible had it not been...

06 Oct 2008
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Key cases of corporate ethics in the workplace

Essay - 7 pages - Management

Organizational leadership requires an understanding of organizational goals, the ability to reach these goals without violating the law or ethical standards, and the ability to communicate these goals to employees and the public. The issue of diversity is also important as it relates to ethics...

06 Oct 2008
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Organizational Culture

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Organization in general exists because of its people and their interactions. These interactions are based on set of rules that social in nature and tend to influence the employees in their performance of organization related activities. Scholars assert that people with their sets of values...

06 Oct 2008
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ZZZ Best Company, Inc. fraud

Essay - 7 pages - Management

Barry Minkow precociously committed fraud at the age of 16 by forging credit card signatures. As an adult he was resolute in defrauding investors of ZZZ Best Company, Inc. through inventive hoaxes involving insurance restoration projects. ZZZ Best Company, Inc. was essentially in the business of...

25 Sep 2008
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Elon Musk: Visionary

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Elon Musk is the extremely successful founder of three companies: the reusable rocket firm, SpaceX, Zip2, which helped newspapers design community-based websites in the 90s, and X.com which bought the online payment system Paypal and sold it for 1.5 billion in 2002. Elon Musk inspires...

25 Sep 2008
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Creating the New American Hospital

Book review - 5 pages - Management

Written in 1993, Creating the New American Hospital: A Time For Greatness by V. Clayton Sherman still has lessons for the twenty-first century hospital. Though issues such as the rise of managed care, cost constraints, litigation and malpractice, changes to Medicare and Medicaid, and low...

09 Sep 2008
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Multicultural management theory

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Cushner, McClelland, and Safford (1996) defined diversity as a notion needed to "to include differences based on gender, ethnicity, race, class, age, and handicapping conditions" (p. xvii). Diversity is not simply "a notion of "other" ... that all Americans are, to some degree,...

18 Aug 2008
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Could the tide be changing? Travel agency management

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Travel agencies play an important role within the UK travel and tourism industry. They are the retail arm of the industry selling holiday products and travel services to the public. Yet travel industry analysts have been predicting the death of the high street travel agent due to the ever...

01 Aug 2008
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A closer look at corporate productivity: Reducing occupational stress and enhancing team effectiveness at workplace

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Developing productive workplaces has long captured the attention of many organizations. Issues such as occupational stress and lack of teamwork can, however, hinder corporate development. Occupational stress has been researched extensively within the...

21 Jul 2008
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Marxist and Weberian lenses: GM layoffs

Essay - 6 pages - Management

DETROIT, MI - General Motors (GM) chief executives announced major restructuring plans aimed at reviving its corporate fortunes. The company's major difficulty has been its declining sales over the past year, which have racked up a total of two billion dollars of losses. Such a decline...

14 Jul 2008
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The evolution of ethics in management.

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Now it is common knowledge that ethics and management go hand in hand. Through ethics, management is made more human. Although in the advent of management during the time of this is truly not the mindset. The focus was on production and output. The main concern regarding people is how to make...

10 Jul 2008
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The positive effects of employee decision making

Essay - 7 pages - Management

The dynamism in work environments contribute to its growth. There are various changes taking place—in products, the types of customers, in organizational culture, and even in company policies. Employees are directly affected by these changes. A lack of participation in making these changes...

09 Jul 2008
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Scope verification and scope control: Integral in project management

Essay - 11 pages - Management

Project management is an emerging trend in businesses. The traditional hierarchical structure has been deemed obsolete and individuals find themselves belonging to project teams. Increasing emphasis on high-quality, speed-to-market, and outstanding customer satisfaction prompted managers to...

07 Jul 2008
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Bridging the gap between strategy formulation and strategy implementation

Essay - 10 pages - Management

Organizational Behaviour Theories hold that successful strategy implementation is a lot more than plain market facts, figures and competitive advantages. Those quantitative aspects are the outcome of a successful strategy implementation, yet the qualitative, i.e. the cognitive aspects are those...

17 Jun 2008
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The application of Knowledge Management to the larger context of information gathering

Essay - 4 pages - Management

Collecting tacit knowledge in the organization can be a notable challenge. While this information provides critical insights to the specific methods and procedures used by employees to accomplish goals, finding methods that can be used for collecting this type of information in the organization...